Thursday, May 22, 2008

‘Reno 911!’ Star Works Her Wacky Wardrobe

LONG BEACH, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Reno 911! star Wendi McLendon-Covey has learned to embrace her wacky, tacky onscreen threads.

McLendon-Covey plays promiscuous and flashy Detective Clementine Jones on Reno 911!, and has mastered Clemmie’s skanky style – on the set, at least.

She says, “I always ask the wardrobe department for the ugliest, gaudiest outfits for Clemmie because that’s who she is. She’ll put the grossest thing on, add hooker heels, and call it pretty.”

She says her character likes anything that’s “bedazzled and two sizes too small,” and adds, “Having a muffin top is completely irrelevant to her. She never ages or gains weight according to her clothes.”

While it’s fun for McLendon-Covey to play the scantily- clad sexpot, none of Clemmie’s clothes ever make it into her real wardrobe.

She laughs, “We keep those on the set. I couldn’t pull them off!”

McLendon-Covey says she never gets recognized by fans when she’s not dressed like Clemmie because she’s not “bursting out” of her clothes.

The fifth season of Reno 911! premieres tonight (May 22) on Comedy Central.

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